A. GENERAL POLICY.
Customer information is collected in an effort to improve your online experience and to communicate with you about our services, offerings, promotions, and all forms of contests; including, but not limited to competitions, and sweepstakes (“Contests”). We only communicate with you if you send us an email or other communication or register to be notified of updates, announcements or to enter a Contest or promotion on our Web site.
B. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION.
Information You Provide. When you contact us online or by other means for information about products and services or when you enter a sponsored or affiliated Contest or similar promotion, we will respond to your request and may use the information you supply us to provide you with additional information about service offerings either at that time or in the future. If you enter a Contest, your information may be disclosed as part of the program’s administration, such as in connection with the publication of winners, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Contest’s Official Rules. Prior to entering any Contests sponsored by us you should carefully review the privacy policies on the co-sponsor’s website in order to determine how they treat Your personal information.
Information you provide on our websites about Your preferences may be used to provide you with more relevant product recommendations, services and special offers.
We may also collect information from you when agree to participate in surveys or provide other feedback to us regarding our products or services or when you register to receive news or policy updates. We use this information only for the purpose for which you provide it.
We may send you emails that communicate information about your relationship with us or about products, services, marketing offers, and promotions that may be of interest to you. When you open an email or click on links within these emails, we may collect and retain information to provide you with future communications that may be more interesting to you. Please note that we will not ask you to send us, via email, sensitive personal or account information.
Information Gathered by Site’s Technology. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ may make a record of your visit and log your visit for statistical and business purposes. This information may include, without limitation, your server address, domain name, IP address, the date and time of your visit, pages accessed, documents downloaded, previous site visited, and the type of browser used. When You enter a Contest or other promotional feature, we may ask for your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the Contest and notify winners.
E-Mail. If you send us an e-mail message or have otherwise provided us with your e-mail address, we will retain a record of your e-mail address. When you send e-mail or other communications to The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, improve our services, and, if you choose to opt-in, The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ will include you on our mailing list.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If You do not wish information to be gathered on a cookie You can reset Your browser to notify You when You've received a cookie or, alternatively, to refuse to accept or disable cookies. However, this Site uses a cookie to deliver content we think will interest You and may also be used for authentication to our Site. It is important to note that disabling of cookies may impair Your access to and ability to utilize certain features on our Site.
Links. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ is not responsible for the policies, privacy practices or the content of any external source or other websites to which The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ is linked. In addition, The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ is not responsible for the policies, privacy practices or the content of any external source or other websites linking to or referring to us. You should carefully review the privacy policies of those websites in order to determine how they treat Your personal information.
C. USE OF INFORMATION.
Generally, The Site is intended to be used for educational and informational purposes. All User information collected by The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ is used in support of our relationship with You. This information will only be used for the purpose for which You have provided it and to assist us in conducting our business. This may include analyzing information obtained on the Site to determine the effectiveness of the Site, and modifying the Site to improve the service provided.
User information may be shared with third party service providers utilized by The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ only to perform essential services for the Site including, without limitation, website hosting, maintenance of the Site, providing key functions of the Site, information processing, sending e-mail, customizing or delivering marketing or ads, and auditing. Service providers will only be provided with User information as necessary to perform services on our behalf.
The service providers utilized by The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ are legally obligated to protect Your information. Except as otherwise provided herein, personal information will not be shared by The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ or our service providers with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Exceptions to General Policy. Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose Your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary:
1. To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.
2. To protect our rights and property.
3. To investigate reports of users sending material using a false e-mail address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages.
4. To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site.
5. During emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk.
D. WHAT DOES THE GREAT OUTDOOR AMERICAN TRADING COMPANY DO WITH SUBMITTED CONTENT?
By submitting any photographs, video, text, or any other material (the "Material") to The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™, You hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:
1. You grant The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ the non-exclusive right to publish and otherwise use the Material throughout the world in any form or media indefinitely following receipt by The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ of the Material.
2. You have secured all permission necessary for the publishing of the Material in any form or media.
3. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ shall be under no liability whatsoever to any participants in or other contributors to the Material, or to any third party arising out of the publishing of the Material.
4. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ shall have no obligation to publish the Material in any form of media. Furthermore, no warranty is given that the content of the Material published in any form or media will correspond in its entirety to any Material You have delivered to The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ shall be entitled to make any changes to the Material, as it deems fit.
5. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ shall not be obligated to return the Material to You at any time.
6. The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ shall not be obligated to pay You a fee or compensate You any other way for the publishing of the Material.
Testimonials. We post User testimonials on our web site, which may contain personally identifiable information. However, we do obtain the User’s consent, in advance, via email, to post their name with the accompanying testimonial. If You wish to request that Your testimonial be removed You may do so by contacting us.
Information Sharing: Blogs and Social Networking. Some The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ websites and services may allow You to participate in publicly accessible web log ("blog") discussions, message boards, chat rooms, and other forms of social networking and to post reviews. Please be aware that these forums are accessible to others. We urge You to not submit any personally identifiable information to these forums because any information you post can be read, collected, shared, or otherwise used by anyone who accesses the forum. We are not responsible for the information You choose to submit in these forums. If you post content to information sharing forums You are doing so by choice and you are providing consent to the disclosure of this information. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let You know if we are unable to do so and why.
E. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION – Working Together to Help Keep Children Safe.
The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ recognizes that our company and our online service providers must be vigilant in protecting the safety and privacy of children online. Toward that end, our site is not designed for children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly market to, solicit information from, or collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, without obtaining verifiable parental consent.
The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ strongly supports educating parents and young Internet users on safe viewing practices. We offer a number of links (see below) to websites that provide guidance to help children and parents avoid encountering objectionable content or communications while using our services. Some of these links will connect parents with experts, and help give parents the technical knowledge to help keep kids safer online.
Regrettably, there are those who use the Internet to view, store and distribute child pornography (or who engage in other types of illegal activity involving children). Child pornography is subject to severe criminal penalties and using The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ network to view, store or distribute it violates our service contracts. Our network may not be used by customers in any manner for the storage, transmission or dissemination of images containing child pornography or other abuse, and we will report any instances of such activity of which we become aware to all appropriate law enforcement authorities.
If You have a complaint about or report of child pornography, the soliciting of children for sexual activity, or any other illegal or inappropriate activity involving children on a The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ service, report it to us immediately by contacting us. Please include the word "ABUSE" in the subject line of Your email. You can also make a report directly to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through its CyberTipline located at www.cybertipline.org.
As mentioned above, additional Internet safety resources and information are available at the following links:
The websites listed above are a small sampling of the numerous websites and hotlines available for use by parents and children. Although The Great Outdoor American Trading Company™ does not sponsor any of the above sites, and is not responsible for their content, reliability or functionality, we do encourage parents and children to conduct their own research about the safety resources that are available to help keep children safe.
G. CHANGES TO POLICY.